CATEGORIES

The Need For Speed

Saving lives at sea has always been bound to the speed of rescue, from the first rowing boats to the 60-knot, all-weather motorboats of today

8 mins read
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March 2021

ROW YOUR BOAT

There has been a steady rise in recreational rowing over the past few years, and the choice can be bewildering. What’s the right boat for you?

8 mins read
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March 2021

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JOINER’S NAME STAMP

2 mins read
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March 2021

Classic misuse of a word

Real classic ownership involves rot, rust and reward

3 mins read
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March 2021

SCUD MISSILE

Herreshoff’s newly-restored Bar Harbor 31 Scud lit up the classic racing scene in the Med in 2020 with a double win at Cannes and Saint-Tropez

10 mins read
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March 2021

BOSUN'S BAG

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE TRADITIONAL BOATER

4 mins read
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March 2021

DOUG LEEN - Tugboat man

Vietnam vet, park ranger, dentist, small-craft conservator and tugboat skipper.... meet Ranger Doug!

4 mins read
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March 2021

CHANCE TO SAVE AN Albert Strange yawl

Chances at Albert Strange ownership don’t come up often, and Sheila II is the quintessential Strange – and one with a great history, too

4 mins read
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March 2021

AFFORDABLE CLASSIC Salcombe Yawls

A friend and I once decided that walking might make a change from sailing. So we set forth to walk from Branscombe to Bigbury, a 100-mile stretch of the south-west coastal path marked by knackering climbs and knee-wrenching descents.

3 mins read
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March 2021

Cardiff, Wales - Save The Elena Maria Barbara!

A rare, 18th-century schooner replica, restored to the tune of around £1 million, could be abandoned if a buyer is not found soon.

2 mins read
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February 2021

YARD VISIT: IRON BROTHERS - MELTING POINT

We visit a foundry that has been making keels for sailing yachts since the 1960s

4 mins read
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February 2021

TOM CUNLIFFE - A JOLLY BREEZE

Life’s a breeze on Jolie Brise, thanks to the relaxed teachings of her skipper

6 mins read
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February 2021

SCILLY SEASON

Max Campbell won our ‘Classic Boater’ award in 2018 when, aged 20, he sailed across the Atlantic in the tiny Flying Cloud. This time, the Scillies are far enough

9 mins read
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February 2021

RIFAT EDIN - Turkish collector

Rifat Edin might have grander boats in his stable, but his heart belongs to a small, clinker dinghy

4 mins read
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February 2021

Older than time, but ever hopeful

Dave Selby goes sailing with one of the acknowledged style leaders of the ‘gaff brand’

3 mins read
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February 2021

MORTISE GAUGE

Traditional Tool

2 mins read
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February 2021

GO YOUR OWN WAY

Seven years ago, carpenter Pieter van der Aa set out to build an S&S yawl by himself for himself. In September this year Scarabee set sail for the first time

10+ mins read
Classic Boat
February 2021

BOSUN'S BAG

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE TRADITIONAL BOATER

4 mins read
Classic Boat
February 2021

AFFORDABLE CLASSIC Albacore

Uffa Fox was an unforgettable character and a great British yacht designer.

3 mins read
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February 2021

The joys of coarse racing

A record year for Loch Broom SC and its Flying Fifteens

3 mins read
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January 2021

MOSQUITO FIRST RULE 6 (ANKER, 1913): FROM TRIUMPH TO DISASTER AND BACK

She was designed to race hard in 1913, but 101 years later, almost sank after a calamitous collision. Today, Mosquito is back and racing again

9 mins read
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January 2021

SYDNEY HARBOUR 18 FOOTERS

The Sydney 18s were among the most radical racing dinghies in the world in their heyday. These days, they still are

9 mins read
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January 2021

SWEDISH ROSE

At her launch in 1894, Bel’Rose changed Swedish sailing forever. Now, her owner of 44 years has had her rebuilt, in strictly traditional style

10 mins read
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January 2021

FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Cox’s Boatyard on the Broads was revitalised a quarter of a century ago and it hasn’t looked back

3 mins read
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January 2021

PETER NICHOLSON Got the T-shirt

From navy pilot to yacht designer to Squadron commodore to company boss... it’s all in a life’s work to Peter Nicholson

5 mins read
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January 2021

It's Howard's Way... not Martin's way

Martin Black recalls a rare win, uncelebrated; and a chance at fame, unrequited

4 mins read
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January 2021

F0R WHOM THE BOAT CALLS

A replica of Hemingway’s fishing boat Pilar has put to sea and will soon enter line production, bringing a legend back to life

8 mins read
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January 2021

Choose Your Project Well

A well-meaning friend nearly bites off a project too big

3 mins read
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December 2020

Winston Megoran THE MAN BEHIND THE BOOK COVER

For more than 30 years, illustrator Winston Megoran produced countless paintings and etchings of the sea and boats. This brilliant and diverse self-taught artist also created a wealth of book jackets that have made his work, if not his name, famous

10+ mins read
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December 2020

YARD VISIT: SPIRIT YACHTS GREEN SPIRIT

James Bond, the electric age, and a new dayboat model

5 mins read
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December 2020

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